As a nursing student, I need to ensure I am performing my tasks, including perineal care, to the highest standard, and addressing areas of concern that I observe during my shifts. As mentioned by Marshall & Bailey (2008), incontinence can greatly impact the quality of life of a patient, as well as increases their risk of potential perineal skin breakdown. Improper perineal care following incontinence can lead to painful skin irritation, UTIs, and pressure sores. Frequent monitoring, and management of incontinence are the first steps in appropriate management. Seeing as I was diligent in observing and reporting the incident of improper perineal care, I was able to follow these crucial first steps in preventing a potential UTI in this geriatric patient.
I learned that nurses need to be familiar with patient’s rehabilitation by knowing therapies that are indispensable and beneficial for their recoveries; and that active involvement in the prevention of deteriorations and complications in physical health and function is important for the patient (p. 22). 3. The article changed the way I think and understand that knowledge is power hence educating patients on best practice to get them back to health or functioning normally is of the essence. 4. In my future practice, I will frequently update self of therapies and pay more attention to details that the patient identifies as essential for recovery to better help them regain their well-being and ability to perform their daily activities.
In order to combat this, a nurse must find ways to increase human dignity while also decreasing the likelihood that an infection will be acquired by the patient. The use of an indwelling catheter is a known threat to human dignity and can cause urinary tract infections. The use of intermittent catheterization, allowing the patient to be involved in the decision to insert or remove a catheter, and educating the patient on catheterization can increase human dignity while decreasing cases of catheter associated urinary tract
Regular depression screening is important in the healthcare setting since it helps the physicians treat depression and employ recovery mechanisms for the patients. This report will evaluate a strength-based model of care and explore how its supports nurses to work in partnership with children. The report will also demonstrate how health promotion and health education impact the health of children and their families. Furthermore, this report will identify issues that affect children and/or families and suggest recommendations for nursing practice. A strength-based model
Decreased Cardiac Output Vera (2013) asserted that decreased cardiac output may be related to valvular defects, altered myocardial contractility, and alterations in a person's heart rate and rhythm, and electrical conduction. This may also be evidenced by diaphoresis, extra heart sounds, increased heart rate, chest pain, edema, and decreased urine output (Vera, 2013). Ultimately, the patient is expected to display vital signs with acceptable limits, and he is also expected to have decreased episodes of dyspnea and angina, and a reduced cardiac workload (Vera, 2013). Deficient Knowledge Vera (2013) believed that deficient knowledge may be related to how a patient lacks understanding about the relationship of cardiac function and failure. This is evidenced by questioning and recurrent episodes of heart failure.
It is JFK model risk assessment tool which includes every risk factors of the DVT. The JFK model risk assessment tool evolved through an evidence-based research and it proved that this model is working better than other models to assess the risk factors. Providing a valid and reliable tool for measuring the risk for DVT or PE in hospitalized patients will enable nurses to intervene early in patients at risk. Basing DVT risk assessment on the evidence provided in this study will assist nurses in becoming more confident in recognizing the necessity for interventions in hospitalized patients and decreasing risk (McCaffrey, R.,et.al. 2007).
Kontio et al. (2011) reported need for the requirement to change culture of seclusion to nurses about the attitudes of negligent to basic needs like access to the toilet and washing. Furthermore, ethical issues divided to autonomy of free self control, human dignity by affect violation to dignity, and experiences of patients shown negative perception, although, deferent in perception of beneficial of seclusion between patients and staff (Prinsen & van Delden, 2009). Proponents Opinions of Using
Unstable condition of anyone of the party may lead to disastrous results. Therefore, the identification of stress management skills for caregivers like Alice is very crucial. Stress management involves different methods aiming to prepare a person with various effective adaptation plans for combating psychological stress so to have a better life. (http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/stress-management/home/ovc-20255469) As there are various stress management skills for caregivers, the following are some stress management skills chosen as regards Alice’s current condition which hopefully can be effective to her.
It discusses the importance of detecting early warning signs and preventing the patient from going into cardiopulmonary attack. Through close monitoring, nurses are able to promote patient outcome. Also, educating the staff and detecting early signs can reduce the mortality rates. Knowing the importance of prevention is powerful as it encourages nurses to be more careful, especially with the risk population. Regarding the EOL events, the RRTs will be more aware of the lack of communication with the family and therefore will make more efforts to address end-of-life issues with family members.
The results of these studies strengthened the author’s belief that the community benefits from the implementation of this public health program. The author is currently a pediatric cardiothoracic operating room nurse and is knowledgeable on the complications and mortality due to the late detection and delayed surgical treatment of CCHD in newborns. The author believes that changes in normal newborn screening routine is beneficial and should be implemented in nationwide. The author will use her analytic philosophy to conduct more studies that will yield new recommendations to improve patient outcomes. Moreover, the author plans to evaluate multiple evidenced-based practices that are being implemented in her facility and publish articles in the